The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested seven Singaporeans, aged 28 to 41, in two anti-drug operations on Wednesday August 17.
Narcotics worth S$268,000 were also seized during the operations.
According to an August 18 CNB press release, a total of approximately 3,779 g of heroin, 14 g of “Ice”, 26 g of cannabis, 2 g of plant material believed to contain controlled drugs and five tablets believed to be controlled drugs were seized during both operations.
Seizing 3,779g of heroin can feed the addiction of around 1,780 addicts for a week, CNB said.
3 suspected drug offenders arrested at Boon Lay Drive
On the morning of August 17, CNB officers raided a residential unit near Boon Lay Drive.
Two men, aged 37 and 39, were arrested.
“Both men had fought a violent struggle to evade arrest, and necessary force was used to subdue them,” CNB said.
A 41-year-old woman also tried to evade arrest by hiding behind a rack in the unit.
The woman was later arrested, CNB said.
Prior to the arrest, substances considered controlled drugs were suspected to have been thrown down the garbage chute.
Officers then recovered the substances, which included seven packets and packs containing approximately 2,529g of heroin, along with various drug paraphernalia.
Approximately 26g of cannabis, three pills suspected of being controlled drugs and various drug paraphernalia were seized from the unit, while approximately 26g of heroin and 10g of “Ice” were recovered from the 39-year-old’s business, CNB said.
2 arrested in Operation Fernvale Street
In another operation on August 17, CNB officers raided a residential unit near Fernvale Street.
A 30-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman have been arrested for alleged drug offences.
A total of approximately 1,139g of heroin, 4g of “Ice”, 2g of plant material believed to contain controlled drugs and a tablet believed to be a controlled drug were recovered from the unit, along with various paraphernalia from drug use, CNB said.
CNB officers intercept a vehicle near Clementi Road
In a follow-up operation in the evening, CNB plainclothes officers intercepted a vehicle near Clementi Road.
They arrested a 29-year-old man and a 40-year-old man.
About 85g of heroin and a pill believed to be a controlled drug were recovered from the vehicle, CNB added.
Investigations into the drug-related activities of all arrested suspects are ongoing.
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